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David Copperfield

David Copperfield
  

Cast out by his stepfather to the brutal boarding school Salem House, young David Copperfield learns that he must fight for a better life. He escapes London and finds his way to Dover. Once there he hopes to be taken in by his only known relative, his eccentric Aunt Betsy Trotwoo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099533436
Published 1 December 2012 by Cornerstone
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
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ISBN-13 9780099533436
ISBN-10 009953343X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Arrow Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 December 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Introduction by Ackroyd, Peter
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 960
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 178mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 94852

Description of this Book

Cast out by his cruel stepfather to the brutal boarding school Salem House, young David Copperfield quickly learns that he must fight for a better life. After discovering his mother has died while he has been away, David is left all alone in the world and is sent to work in his stepfather's factory. He decides his only option is to run away. He escapes London and finds his way to Dover. Once there he hopes to be taken in by his only known relative, his eccentric Aunt Betsy Trotwood. But will he ever be able to find the love and security he needs?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I love all of Dickens Jo Brand I would always prefer to go get another Dickens off the shelf than pick up a new book by someone I've not read yet Donna Tartt He's a marvellous writer ... He's very, very good William Trevor Charles Dickens is one of the giants of English literature Sunday Express Nothing seems more quintessentially British than Charles Dickens The Times My all-time favourite author is Charles Dickens Lesley Pearse There's only one Charles Dickens Nick Hornby
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Dickens was born in Landport in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812. Sent to work in a blacking factory at the age of twelve, after his Navy Pay Office clerk father was imprisoned for debt, Dickens's memories of this unhappy period haunted him throughout his life and influenced much of his writing. After stints as a clerk and a shorthand reporter in the law courts, Dickens became a reporter of parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle until the huge success of his first books enabled him to become a full-time author. Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, leaving his last novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood unfinished. Peter Ackroyd's biography of Charles Dickens was published in 1990 to enormous critical acclaim. He has also written another major biography, T.S. Eliot, which was awarded the 1984 Whitbread Prize and was joint winner of the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award. Peter Ackroyd's novels include The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, Milton in America, Chatterton, The Clerkenwell Tales and The Fall of Troy and his non-fiction works include Ezra Pound and his World, Chaucer and London: The Biography, among others. His most recent biography is Poe: A Life Cut Short.

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